Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (91): Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson 
Publisher: Tor Books
Publish Date: April 10, 2012

Publisher's Description
As the junior wizard sentinel for New Orleans, Drusilla Jaco’s job involves a lot more potion-mixing and pixie-retrieval than sniffing out supernatural bad guys like rogue vampires and lethal were-creatures. Her boss and mentor, Gerald St. Simon, is the wizard tasked with protecting the city from anyone or anything that might slip over from the preternatural beyond. Then Hurricane Katrina hammers New Orleans’ fragile levees, unleashing more than just dangerous flood waters. While winds howled and Lake Pontchartrain surged, the borders between the modern city and the other world crumbled. Now, the Undead and the Restless are roaming the Big Easy, and a serial killer with ties to voodoo is murdering soldiers sent to help the city recover. Gerald St. Simon has gone missing, the wizards’ Elders have assigned a grenade-toting assassin as DJ’s new partner, and an undead pirate Jean Lafitte wants to make her walk his plank. The search for Gerry and the killer turns personal when DJ learns the hard way that loyalty requires sacrifice, allies come from the unlikeliest places, and duty mixed with love serves up one bitter gumbo.

Check out this free read set in the world of Royal Street at Suzanne's blog:  Pirate's Alley

*I'm from New Orleans, so knowing how much love Suzanne Johnson has for the area is a big bonus!  The world Suzanne has created has everything - wizards, were-animals, vampires, pirates (that are undead) - a fully immersed world is my favorite!  Can't wait! - Jessica

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  1. This looks very interesting, especially since it's about a combination of supernatural beings and also talks about NOLA and Katrina. Good pick.

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  2. Haven't heard of this one but it looks pretty awesome!!

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  3. This book sounds fun! A pirate that wants her to walk the plank? Love it! I love stories that use post Katrina New Orleans. I have read two books that have used it as the setting and it really punches you in the gut.

    Shattered Dreams by Ellie James uses it almost as a character in her novel. You should read it if you love novels set in New Orleans!


  4. Sounds interesting. A new Urban Fantasy for me to read. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I'm dying to read this as well, awesome choice!

    thanks for stopping by the blog :)

  6. Looks pretty cool, I added it to my TBR list on GoodReads!!
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  7. new follower :)

    Wow this book looks awesome!

    Happy reading and check out my waiting on Wednesday!

  8. I love New Orleans and books set there. Great choice.

  9. This definitely sounds interesting! I live in Pensacola so not to far from New Orleans! Come check out my WoW @ Creative Reads

  10. Ooh wizards! I def. have to check this one out. I'm due for a good UF!

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  11. Royal Street sounds absolutely wonderful!
    Great pick =)

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  12. Sounds like a great story--definitely has a little of everything!

  13. This is my first time seeing this book. I like the cover a lot. The story sounds very good. Excellent choice! Thank you for featuring it!



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